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post #1 of 18 Old 05-05-2015 Thread Starter
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04 V8 (Recommended/Have to Have) Timing Belt Tools

I have been reading a bunch since jumping into the VW Treg arena. I bought an 04 recently with a bit over 100k on it. It doesn't look like the Timing Belt has been changed, as I could not find any stickers on engine covers or doors. The engine is clean & immaculate, and runs great (fingers crossed forever). I am getting ready to do a plethora of maintenance items (peace of mind), and one of them happens to be the complete Timing Belt gauntlet that all have done or recommended (belt, water pump, etc....). I am not worried about completing the job on my own, as I am fairly skilled & learn how to balance my stress relief while turning wrenches on beer, music, and cussing

1. What tools (outside of normal domestic/metric auto tools) do you recommend having/purchasing, to make things go as smoothly as possible??

**Anything I currently have for timing tools are all related toward US vehicle specifics only**
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50+ views, and no responses??

I can probably figure it out, as I have worked on many many cars, trucks, and rebuilds. But I would rather hear from the EXPERT VW Touareg owners!
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I did it with no special tools, and no front end removal , had 80,000 on the clock,
It was the V8 now have 109,000 on it getting ready to do it again. Did trans to .had to put steering column in to
It's all good, wasn't to hard to do but just mark every thing
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I did it with no special tools, and no front end removal , had 80,000 on the clock,
It was the V8 now have 109,000 on it getting ready to do it again. Did trans to .had to put steering column in to
It's all good, wasn't to hard to do but just mark every thing
So, no Camshaft sprocket tools?
No camshaft alignment locker & pin?

I just wanted to make sure, before I delve into this Touareg. We all know what a PITA it is, when the unexpected happens.
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I had nothing , but mark the old belt and gears with paint or good marker ,
Then you can transfer the marks to the new belt and line up with gears can't get it wrong
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I did try to make a cam holding tool but had to take off to get belt on.
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I had nothing , but mark the old belt and gears with paint or good marker ,
Then you can transfer the marks to the new belt and line up with gears can't get it wrong
This is excellent! I was worried I was going to have to dump some more $$$ into special German auto tools again.
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Yes, I'm doing mine next weekend. Clean markings on the belts and pulleys is all you need to re-align. I can't believe that front end removal is suggested.....
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Yes, I'm doing mine next weekend. Clean markings on the belts and pulleys is all you need to re-align. I can't believe that front end removal is suggested.....
Sounds like a plan! I will mark it well, change out water pump, pulley's, and serp belt too.
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And the thermostat!
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